Presidential Candidates Debate: Candidate Focus

Senator McCain and Senator Obama participated in the first of three presidential debates. Jim Lehrer moderated the debate which… read more

Senator McCain and Senator Obama participated in the first of three presidential debates. Jim Lehrer moderated the debate which focused on foreign policy but began by addressing the current financial crisis and proposals for a federal rescue plan for U.S. financial markets. Foreign policy questions highlighted military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, relations with Russia, efforts to combat terrorism, and other areas of U.S. interest abroad. 

The debate was presented in a split-screen format provided by the network pool showing candidates as they spoke and reactions to opponents' remarks. Summaries of the questions posed by the moderator were also shown in the lower third of the screen. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Presidential Candidates Debate: Candidate Focus

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Program ID:
281312-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Oxford, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
Sep 26, 2008
Last Aired:
Sep 28, 2008

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  • Sep 26, 2008 | 9:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 26, 2008 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2008 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2008 | 3:39am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2008 | 5:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 28, 2008 | 10:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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